Research course

New Media and Digital Culture

Institution
Utrecht University · Humanities
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

New Media & Digital Culture is a selective Master’s programme. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master? Check the entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Assess the meanings and effects of new media

New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures?

During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualisations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. You will also complete a research internship to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice. By actively taking part in ongoing research, you will build an extensive network of international connections that will help you start a promising career.

Moderately sized groups of students, individual tutoring, and the chance to participate in international research projects provide you with multiple ways to develop your skills, explore your interests, and achieve valuable academic and personal results. Our dynamic and active community of students, alumni, and scholars provides a wide array of extracurricular activities and access to a large network of practitioners, media artists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and activists from the most diverse strands of digital culture.

After graduation

  • You have developed the vocabulary to analyse and reflect on the meanings, functions, and effects of new media technologies.
  • You will be able to translate your new media knowledge and skills into practical advice, policies, and applications.
  • You have acquired the tools to become a critical citizen, journalist, researcher, teacher, writer, designer, or policy-maker of the future.

Career prospects

As a graduate of NMDC you are well equipped to fill a position in educational and cultural institutions, governmental institutions or in Media & ICT industries.Read more about possible career prospects.

Information for international students

Find out more from our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Statutory fee - full time 2017-2018: €2,006 (NL/EU)
International students
Institutional fee 2017-2018: €15,167 (non EU/EEA)

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Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Vera Rademaker
Email
humanities@uu.nl